||tunc cantavit canticum hoc Domino Iudith dicens
Then Judith sung this canticle to the Lord, saying:
||incipite Domino in tympanis cantate Deo in cymbalis modulamini illi psalmum novum exaltate et invocate nomen eius
Begin ye to the Lord with timbrels, sing ye to the Lord with cymbals, tune unto him a new psalm, extol and call upon his name.
||Dominus conterens bella Dominus nomen est illi
The Lord putteth an end to wars, the Lord is his name.
||qui posuit castra sua in medio populi sui ut eriperet nos de manu omnium inimicorum nostrorum
He hath set his camp in the midst of his people, to deliver us from the hand of all our enemies.
||venit Assur ex montibus ab aquilone in multitudine fortitudinis suae cuius multitudo obturavit torrentes et equi eorum cooperuerunt valles
The Assyrian came out of the mountains from the north in the multitude of his strength: his multitude stopped up the torrents, and their horses covered the valleys.
||dixit se incensurum fines meos et iuvenes meos occisurum gladio infantes meos dare in praedam et virgines in captivitatem
He bragged that he would set my borders on fire, and kill my young men with the sword, to make my infants a prey, and my virgins captives.
||Dominus autem omnipotens nocuit eum et tradidit eum in manus feminae et confudit eum
But the almighty Lord hath struck him, and hath delivered him into the hands of a woman, and hath slain him.
||non enim cecidit potens eorum a iuvenibus nec filii Titan percusserunt eum nec excelsi gigantes inposuerunt se illi sed Iudith filia Merari in specie faciei suae dissolvit eum
For their mighty one did not fall by young men, neither did the sons of Titan strike him, nor tall giants oppose themselves to him, but Judith the daughter of Merari weakened him with the beauty of her face.
||exuit enim se vestimenta viduitatis et induit se vestimenta laetitiae in exultatione filiorum Israhel
For she put off her the garments of widowhood, and put on her the garments of joy, to give joy to the children of Israel.
||unxit faciem suam unguento conligavit cincinnos suos mitra ad decipiendum illum
She anointed her face with ointment, and bound up her locks with a crown, she took a new robe to deceive him.
||sandalia eius rapuerunt oculos eius pulchritudo eius captivam fecit animam eius amputavit pugione cervicem eius
Her sandals ravished his eyes, her beauty made his soul her captive, with a sword she cut off his head.
||horruerunt Persae constantiam eius et Medi audaciam eius
The Persians quaked at her constancy, and the Medes at her boldness.
||tunc ululaverunt castra Assyriorum quando apparuerunt humiles mei arescentes in siti
Then the camp of the Assyrians howled, when my lowly ones appeared, parched with thirst.
||filii puellarum conpunxerunt eos et sicut pueros fugientes occiderunt eos perierunt in proelio a facie Domini mei
The sons of the damsels have pierced them through, and they have killed them like children fleeing away: they perished in battle before the face of the Lord my God.
||hymnum cantemus Domino hymnum novum cantemus Deo nostro
Let us sing a hymn to the Lord, let us sing a new hymn to our God.
||Adonai Domine magnus es tu et praeclarus in virtute et quem superare nemo potest
O Adonai, Lord, great art thou, and glorious in thy power, and no one can overcome thee.
||tibi serviat omnis creatura tua quia dixisti et facta sunt misisti spiritum tuum et creata sunt et non est qui resistat voci tuae
Let all thy creatures serve thee: because thou hast spoken, and they were made: thou didst send forth thy spirit, and they were created, and there is no one that can resist thy voice.
||montes a fundamentis movebuntur cum aquis petrae sicut cera liquescent ante faciem tuam
The mountains shall be moved from the foundations with the waters: the rocks shall melt as wax before thy face.
||qui autem timent te magni erunt apud te prae omnia
But they that fear thee, shall be great with thee in all things.
||vae genti insurgenti super genus meum Dominus enim omnipotens vindicabit in eis in die iudicii visitabit illos
Woe be to the nation that riseth up against my people: for the Lord almighty will take revenge on them, in the day of judgment he will visit them.
||dabit enim ignem et vermes in carnes eorum ut urantur et sentiant usque in sempiternum
For he will give fire, and worms into their flesh, that they may burn, and may feel for ever.
||et factum est post haec omnis populus post victoriam venit ad Hierusalem adorare Dominum et mox ut purificati sunt obtulerunt omnes holocausta et vota et repromissiones suas
And it came to pass after these things, that all the people, after the victory, came to Jerusalem to adore the Lord: and as soon as they were purified, they all offered holocausts, and vows, and their promises.
||porro Iudith universa vasa bellica Holofernis quae dedit illi populus et conopeum quod ipsa sustulerat in anathema oblivionis
And Judith offered for an anathema of oblivion all the arms of Holofernes, which the people gave her, and the canopy that she had taken away out of his chamber.
||erat autem populus iucundus secundum faciem sanctorum et per tres menses gaudium huius victoriae celebratum est cum Iudith
And the people were joyful in the sight of the sanctuary, and for three months the joy of this victory was celebrated with Judith.
||post dies autem illos unusquisque rediit in sua et Iudith magna facta est in Bethulia et praeclarior erat universae terrae Israhel
And after those days every man returned to his house, and Judith was made great in Bethulia, and she was most renowned in all the land of Israel.
||erat etiam virtuti castitatis adiuncta ita ut non cognosceret virum omnibus diebus vitae suae ex quo defunctus est Manasses vir eius
And chastity was joined to her virtue, so that she knew no man all the days of her life, after the death of Manasses her husband.
||erat autem diebus festis procedens cum gloria magna
And on festival days she came forth with great glory.
||mansit autem in domo viri sui annos centum quinque et dimisit abram suam liberam et defuncta est ac sepulta cum viro suo in Bethuliam
And she abode in her husband's house a hundred and five years, and made her handmaid free, and she died, and was buried with her husband in Bethulia.
||luxitque illam omnis populus diebus septem
And all the people mourned for seven days.
||in omni autem spatio vitae eius non fuit qui perturbaret Israhel et post mortem eius annis multis
And all the time of her life there was none that troubled Israel, nor many years after her death.
||dies autem victoriae huius festivitatem ab Hebraeis in numero dierum sanctorum accepit et colitur a Iudaeis ex illo tempore usque in praesentem diem
But the day of the festivity of this victory is received by the Hebrews in the number of holy days, and is religiously observed by the Jews from that time until this day.